Which country's economic policies earned it the title "The Celtic Tiger?"
For more than two centuries, Ireland was one of the poorest countries in Europe. Then came the 1990s. Ireland transformed itself from a poor nation to one of the wealthiest in Western Europe. From 1990 to 1995, the economy of Ireland grew at an average rate of 5.14 percent annually. Beginning in 1996 through 2000, Ireland's revised economic policies resulted in an average growth rate of 9.66 percent annually. This amazing economic boom is often tagged "The Celtic Tiger," an analogy of the term "East Asian Tigers" that described South Korea, Hong Kong and others during the 1980s and 1990s. Source: CelticCountries.com